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Explanation of the Rates Increase

Most of South Wairarapa District’s ratepayers have experienced high rates increases for this year, 2021/22. The increase is more than we had advised in the Long Term Plan (LTP) Consultation…

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Road Closures and Cautions Update

08:30 22 June 2021 Foul weather has affected many roads in the Wairarapa – please drive with caution or delay your trip if possible. This may not be a complete…

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Roadworks planned on SH2 near Featherston and Greytown

Waka Kotahi has scheduled night-time roadworks for State Highway 2, starting Sunday night 27 November to Thursday 1 December, weather permitting. North of Greytown – Sunday night 27 November and…

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Greytown Community Board by-election opens for nominations

Interested in advocating for Greytown’s interests for the next three years? Enjoy working with great people and great ideas? Then please read on… A by-election is being held to fill…

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Booklovers get a walk in the park

Ever been lost in a good book? The Martinborough StoryWalk® might just be the place for you. StoryWalk® is a popular concept overseas which aims to combine physical exercise, nature…

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State Highway 53 Roadworks

Waka Kotahi will be resealing parts of State Highway 53 between Featherston and Martinborough starting Monday 14 November to Thursday 17 November. These are the areas that will be resealed:…

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Recycling for soft plastics and batteries

The Council is trialing soft plastic packaging and battery recycling in collaboration with The Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme, Ā Mua, Upcycle and Earthcare Environmental. Council soft plastics collection bins are…

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Upcoming 3-night closure of Remutaka Hill for essential maintenance

Waka Kotahi are advising motorists that State Highway 2 (SH2) over the Remutaka Hill will be closed for essential maintenance on 3 nights, Sunday 6 November to Tuesday 8 November,…

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First meeting of the new South Wairarapa District Council

MEDIA STATEMENT 26 October 2022 First meeting of the new South Wairarapa District Council Today the South Wairarapa District Council was welcomed onto the historic Pāpāwai Marae in Greytown for…

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Wairarapa Combined District Plan Review

As Wairarapa continues to develop, it’s important to protect the things we value. The Wairarapa Combined District Plan impacts almost every aspect of living in our region. It sets out…

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Release of 2021 DRAFT Paper on Featherston Wastewater Treatment Plant Options

18 October 2022 As advised recently by the Chief Ombudsman, we are today releasing a draft document on Featherston’s wastewater treatment plant options that Wellington Water provided Council staff in…

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South Wairarapa District Council Final Result

2022 Triennial Elections The final result for the South Wairarapa District Council elections held on Saturday 8th October is now available. Mayor Martin Connelly Councillors Featherston Ward: Melissa Sadler-Futter, Colin…

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